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Bob Hope Airport saw another drop in passenger traffic in 2010

January 18, 2011 |  7:25 am

The number of passengers who used Bob Hope Airport continued to drop last year, but the rate of decline was less sharp than in 2009.

From January 2010 through November, about 4.1 million passengers traveled through Bob Hope Airport ā€” a 2.6% drop from 2009, according to a report to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority.

Passenger numbers in 2009 were the lowest in eight years, falling from 5.3 million in 2008 to 4.6 million. The volume of passengers peaked at more than 5.9 million in 2007.

ā€œI think the overall trend has simply been one of bottoming out from the rate of decreases that commenced in 2008 going forward,ā€ said airport spokesman Victor Gill.

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